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The Total Eclipse of April 8, 2024

Another total solar eclipse is coming to North America! This time, totality will also pass over Mexico and Canada – giving people all over North America another chance to experience this great celestial event.

In order to see totality, you have to be in the path of totality. If you aren’t in that path, you’ll only see a partial eclipse. You can learn more about those details with our simple eclipse viewing instructions guide.

This blog post will tell you about the 2024 eclipse as seen from the Jonesboro area in Arkansas. Please check out all the links we’ve provided below to learn more about the 2024 total solar eclipse from other locations.

This blog post will tell you about the 2024 eclipse as seen from the Jonesboro area in Arkansas. Please check out all the links we’ve provided below to learn more about the 2024 total solar eclipse from other locations.

The Total Eclipse of April 8, 2024 in Jonesboro

Jonesboro is in the path of totality, though it is very near the southern edge of the path. This means that from one side of town to the other, the eclipse experience will be very different.

Where can I see the total eclipse?

Because of Jonesboro’s location in the path, it’s very important to understand that the farther north and west you go, the more totality you’ll see. So for example, at the intersection of route 91 and I-555, totality will last about 2m 46s. Whereas east of town, at the Nettleton Ave exit of I-555, there will only be about 2m in the shadow. That’s a big difference for such a small distance!

What this also means, though, is that no matter where you are in town, you’ll see totality! How far east can you go and still be in the path? Well, the town of Bay on 463 is right on the southern limit. And Trumann is not in the path at all. Here, you’d never be able to see the corona or the cool effects of totality, because you’re not in the path. You have to leave your eclipse glasses on all the time!

If you are wanting to maximize your time in the shadow, you’ll want to be as far to the northwest as you can be.

Heading toward the northwest, you’ll get more totality the farther you go – within reason! For example, folks in Walnut Ridge will get 3m 47s, and on the centerline itself (on US412 between Ravenden and Hardy), totality will last 4m 13s. Those few extra seconds are a big deal, and you’ll be glad to have them on eclipse day!


What will I see on eclipse day?

It’s true that from locations not in the path there will be sky darkening, some possibly interesting edge effects, and maybe even a bit of corona. However, if the Sun is not COMPLETELY eclipsed you MUST always use ISO-certified eye protection ("eclipse glasses") to watch the eclipse. That means that, even if these things are going on around you, if you’re not in the path you won’t be able to see most of them. It will be best for you to get as far north and west as possible, to make sure you’re in the path and will be able to see totality.

Order eclipse glasses! People in Jonesboro should prepare for lots of folks from Memphis coming up to visit on eclipse day. It will certainly be a good day to be in Jonesboro, as the population plays host to potentially thousands of people wanting to experience the total eclipse!

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When will the eclipse happen?


Eclipse day is April 8, 2024
Eclipse day is April 8, 2024!

Totality happens in this area at about 1:55:30pm CDT, and in the middle of town, totality lasts for about 2m 19s.

The eclipse happens at different times in different locations. Use the slider on the map above to show you when totality will happen as the eclipse passes through the Jonesboro area.

Again in general, the farther northwest you are, the more totality you'll get!

Use ISO-certified eye protection during the partial phases

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ISO Certification Always remember the rule for using eye protection during an eclipse: If there’s ANY bright part of the Sun showing, then you have to use your eclipse glasses to watch the event.

That means if you can see anything at all of the Sun through the glasses, then the Sun is too bright and you have to leave the glasses on! If you can see absolutely NO piece of the Sun through the eclipse glasses, then it’s safe to take them off. But the second any bright part of the Sun becomes visible again, you have to put them back on – and this can be mere seconds after you took them off. It would be so much better for you to get into the path, and really enjoy seeing totality!


We also have an entire section of the site dedicated to providing much more detailed eclipse viewing instructions for you!

The Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator

Check out the Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator!


Wherever you decide to view from, be sure to plan your route carefully, and watch the weather to make sure you’ll have good skies on eclipse day. And please be sure to check out Eclipse2024.org’s eclipse simulator for any location you’d like to preview. The simulator will show you exactly what the eclipse will look like for any location you choose!

The Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator

Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator videos!


If you'd just like to preview the eclipse without using the simulator, we've made videos for the 2023 annular eclipse and the 2024 total eclipse as seen from over 2,200 locations! You can find them on our 2024 eclipse YouTube channel, but we've made it even easier for you - just visit our eclipse simulator video page to get started!

Eclipse2024.org's Eclipse Simulator videos

Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

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